Victim of fatal I-44 accident identified - KMOV.com

Victim of fatal I-44 accident identified

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The victim of a deadly car accident on Interstate 44 in St. Louis was identified by police Tuesday.

Police said 39-year-old Julia Patten's vehicle was stopped in traffic in the right lane of I-44 near Grand Avenue when another vehicle rear-ended the car.  Police said both vehicles immediately caught fire.  Patten was not able to get out of her car and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver and three passengers of the other vehicle were able to get of of the car and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  They were all listed in stable condition. Two of the passengers were 2-year-old children.

The accident closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 for several hours Monday evening.


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